Values and the Public Servant in Wales. Putting it in practice?

Catherine Farrell, Jennifer Law

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    An ambitious approach to values has been outlined in Wales, which identifies a
    set of public service values and behavior which is to form a key part of what is
    called “One Welsh Public Service.” These values are expected to guide the way
    that public servants in Wales work in the future, shape their behavior, and change
    culture. They are intended to work alongside a key piece of legislation inWales –
    the Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015 which has received widespread
    international interest. A much repeated quotation is that of Nikhil Seth, the
    Director of Sustainable Development at the United Nations who said that “what
    Wales is doing today, the world will do tomorrow. Action, more than words is the
    hope for our current and future generation.” Some of the “One Welsh Public
    Service” values sit well with previous approaches, while others are more of a step
    change. The enablers and challenges of embedding this new framework of working will be analyzed, and the lessons for public managers in Wales and
    further afield are identified.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant
    EditorsHelen Sullivan, Helen Dickinson, Hayley Henderson
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-29980-4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-29981-1 , 978-3-030-29979-8
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2020


    • Values
    • Well-being of Future Generations Act
    • Wales


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